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Lea DeLaria – QNotes

For celebrities, an off-screen journey to on-screen equality

LGBT History Month: Exploring the Faces of Media, TV and More

ABC News correspondent Gio Benitez says that as a young reporter in Miami, he was inspired by the greats of television journalism: Peter Jennings, Tom Brokaw, Barbara Walters and Katie Couric. He didn’t seek out gay role models in the media, “because at the time I was very conflicted about it myself.”

10 Questions with Vic: Featuring Lea DeLaria

Comedian, Actress, Musician

Lea DeLaria seems to have achieved overnight stardom with her two-time Screen Actors Guild Award-winning, stand-out role as Carrie “Big Boo” Black in the Netflix hit series “Orange is the New Black.” However, DeLaria’s multi-faceted career as a comedian, actress and jazz musician has in fact spanned decades.

The Queen City: A Pride Retrospective

The Early Years of Pride Events in Charlotte

Pride events in Charlotte grew out of the activism of the 1970’s, such as the short-lived Charlotte Gay Alliance co-founded by the late Don King in 1972, and a chapter of Dignity, organized in 1977, and later changed to Acceptance to expand its diversity and outreach.